Training

Training Courses

Through the TCGC partner network four electrical & automation engineering course topics are available to empower technical workforces with new problem-solving skills in various industries. Courses include online training as well as classroom training sessions that provide a hands-on, problem-solving experience, leaving delegates feeling confident to install, commission and avoid system faults. Where possible, training is taken out of the classroom setup to assist in solving existing onsite problems (providing practical problem-solving skills). Course topics include the following:

      • Variable Speed Drives (EMHEATER)
      • Motor Control
      • Motor Protection
      • EMC & Harmonics
VSD Training
VSDs (EMHEATER)

This course is aimed at creating an in-depth technical understanding of the design, operation, and maintenance of EMHEATER VSDs. This course covers all the basic knowledge of VSDs, with emphasis on the practical handling of EMHEATER VSDs. Specific problems to be solved using VSDs (scenarios and applications) will also be addressed as case studies to expand practical knowledge.

This course is recommended for technicians involved in the design, commissioning, operation, and maintenance of EMHEATER VSD installations.

1. Online Course – Theoretical Overview Training (4 Hrs)

2. Practical Course – Advanced Technical Training (3 Days)

Motor Control

This course is aimed at creating a comprehensive understanding of the design, commissioning, operation, and maintenance of motor control systems. This course covers the entire spectrum of general electric motor control technologies by providing useful theoretical information as well offering practical hands-on exercises.

This course is recommended for technicians involved in the design, operation, and maintenance of electrical motor installations and involved/concerned with motor control.

1. Online Course - Theoretical Overview Training (4 Hrs)

2. Practical Course - Advanced Technical Training (3 Days)

Motor Protection

This course is aimed at creating an in-depth technical understanding of Motor Protection. This course covers the entire spectrum of general electric motor protection technology by providing useful theoretical information as well offering practical hands-on exercises.

This course is recommended for technicians involved in the design, operation, and maintenance of electrical motor installations (with emphasis on motor control systems) and thus being involved/concerned with motor protection.

1. Online Course – Theoretical Overview Training (2 Hrs)

2. Practical Course - Advanced Technical Training (1 Day)

EMC and Harmonics

This course is aimed at creating an in-depth technical understanding of EMC and Harmonics. This course covers all the basic knowledge of EMC and Harmonics by providing useful theoretical information as well offering practical hands-on exercises.

This course is recommended for technicians involved in the design, operation, and maintenance of all non-linear load systems.

1. Online Course – Theoretical Overview Training (4 Hrs)

2. Practical Course - Advanced Technical Training (2 Days)

Training Groups

Online Theoretical Training: Online training sessions are advertised and open to all interested parties. Attendees will thus include individuals from different organisations (minimum of 4 and maximum of 8 attendees will be allowed).

Public Practical Training: Public training sessions are advertised and open to all interested parties (maximum of 8 attendees will be allowed). Attendees will thus include individuals from different organisations. Public training sessions are predominantly hosted at TUT (Pretoria), but can also be arranged in other regions/cities if/when demand allows for it.

Private Practical Training: Private training sessions are arranged on specific request which allows for organisation specific group training.

Training Venues

Online Theoretical Training: Internet based training using live web sessions (Zoom Sessions)

Public Practical Training: Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) - Directions

Private Practical Training: Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) or Onsite (Client Specific Venue/Location)

*Please Note: In the event of Onsite (Client Specific Venue/Location) practical training, additional costs will apply for travel, accommodation (if applicable), and venue hire (if applicable).

Pricing

  1. Online theoretical training session/presentation course rates are as follows:
    1. 4 Hr session = R1 000.00 per person (Ex VAT).
    2. 2 Hr session = R600 per person (Ex VAT).
  2. All Public and Private classroom/onsite practical training course rates are R1 200.00 (Ex VAT) per person per day (course durations vary).

*Please Note: All Private practical training will be for a minimum of 4 delegates (Min. daily fee of R4 800/day will apply for fewer than 4 delegates). In the event of Onsite practical training or practical training at a venue other than TUT, additional costs will apply for travel, accommodation (if applicable), and venue hire (if applicable).

Dates and Bookings

  • Online Theoretical Training: Dates will be advertised on ad-hoc basis.
  • Public Practical Training: Dates will be advertised on ad-hoc basis.
  • Private Practical Training: Dates to be arranged as required.

All training sessions can be requested via TCGC who will initiate engagement with a training partner to facilitate all further arrangements for venue hire, delegate bookings and payments.

Consulting

Consulting Services

Through the TCGC partner network ad-hoc Consulting & Commissioning services are available in the electrical & automation engineering fields. This is to offer support in resolving issues and finding solutions for complex technical challenges in various industries, focusing on commissioning and integration of Variable Speed Drive and Soft Starter applications, as well as Protection, PLC and Automation controls. Services include providing expert opinions, analysis, and recommendations to organisations or individuals by doing troubleshooting and providing strategies to prevent problems and improve performance.

All consulting or commissioning services can be requested via TCGC who will initiate engagement with a consulting services partner to facilitate all further arrangements for quotes and service dates. Typical rates for these services are based on an hourly rate of R750 / hour (Ex VAT) excluding travel costs (and excluding accommodation costs - if applicable).

VSD Consulting

Installations

Installation Services

Although TCGC do not offer Installation services (TCGC do not compete with its customer base which predominantly consists of installers), TCGC do facilitate such services through its partner network by offering ad-hoc Installation services in the electrical & automation engineering fields. This is to support customers by helping them gain onsite experience when doing installations in various industries, focusing on Variable Speed Drive and Soft Starter applications, as well as Protection, PLC and Automation controls.

All installation requirements can be passed on to TCGC who will initiate engagement with a reputable installation partner in the applicable installation area to facilitate all further arrangements for quotes and installation dates. Rates for these services vary depending on services/products to be provided and depending on the applicable installation partner.

VSD Installations